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Friday, March 11 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Kingpin: How One Hacker Took Over the Billion Dollar Cyber Crime Underground

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Through the story of Max Butler (May Ray Vision), a brilliant young hacker turned real-life supervillain who seized sole control of a multibillion-dollar criminal network, investigative journalist Kevin Poulsen takes us on an unprecedented journey into the modern hacking underworld. Using a blend of cunning grifts and custom software, Max Butler stole millions from modest credit unions, financial behemoths, even fellow hackers. But his most daring feat--and his eventual undoing--came when he succeeded in crowning himself sole ruler of a worldwide computer fraud network. Over the next year, a team of FBI and Secret Service agents would single-mindedly devote themselves to hunting down this underworld's new kingpin.

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Kevin Poulsen

Sr EditorWired.comKevin Poulsen is a former computer hacker, whose best known hack involved penetrating telephone company computers in the early 1990s to win radio station phone-in contests. By taking over all the phone lines leading to Los Angeles radio stations, he was able to guarantee... Read More →

Friday March 11, 2011 5:00pm - 6:00pm CST
Austin Convention Center, Ballroom G

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